This list will be updated as more resources are located and disseminated during the exploration of this topic across multiple episodes.
- How Our Obsession With Performance is Changing Our Sense of Self
- This article discusses how Western society bases its identity in part on work ethic, performance and success.
- The Link Between Identity and Role Performance
- A pay-to-read article notating research supporting the link between identity and performance.
- Hijab, Visibility and the Performance of Identity
- A publication describing how the surveyed population views the role of hijab in their personal identity.
- Introduction: Identity, Culture, and the Performance Paradigm
- A publication providing a general overview of identity-as-performance and critique of same.
- Theorist Judith Butler Explains How Behavior Creates Gender: A Short Introduction to “Gender Performativity”
- This article includes multiple video clips and is a very short introduction to Butler's theory.
- Gender Performativity
- A study providing a general overview of Butler's theory of gender as an action rather than a thing, focusing specifically on linguistics.
- Gender Trouble in Social Psychology: How Can Butler’s Work Inform Experimental Social Psychologists’ Conceptualization of Gender?
- An article outlining the difficulties of applying Butler's theory of gender to the existing models of social psychology and provides possible future research directions, as well as new research questions.
- Two Essays on Analytical Psychology by Carl Jung
- Jung's theory of the self describes one in terms of persona, consciousness, and shadow. The persona is the "mask" or "face" that we wear outwardly which at once is created in order to give off certain impressions while simultaneously hiding the true self.
- The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life by Erving Goffman
- This seminal work explains presentation of identity in theatrical terms (actor/audience; front stage/backstage, etc). Identity-as-performance is a broadly accepted concept these days but was groundbreaking when first published.
- Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity by Judith Butler
- Butler's description of gender as a performance which also creates the identity of the performer has greatly contributed to current concepts of gender in society.
- Popular Culture, New Media and Digital Literacy in Early Childhood by Jackie Marsh
- A book about the development of the self in early childhood specifically as relates to the digital age.
- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck
- Related to the concept of identity being tied to success, Dweck's studies on what she dubs "mindset" point to the potential positive outcomes of high levels of self-efficacy vis-à-vis "growth mindset" over "fixed mindset."
- Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature by Alva Noë
- Alva Noë combines the fields of art, neuroscience and evolutionary biology to explore fundamental questions about art (what it is; why we value it) and what art says about human nature.